Story: Building materials



These trusses at Karori swimming pool in Wellington help to support the roof. They are large lengths of timber formed by laminating many smaller lengths of timber together. The strips are glued and pressed together to form a very stable piece of wood.

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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Timber', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Jeremy Salmond, published 11 Mar 2010